Retail Store Managers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $16.82 per hour; Assistant Store Managers, Retail Store Assistant Managers, and Retail Managers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $11.98, about $11.24, and $9.75, respectively. Earning only $7.74 on average, Sales Associates make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.50 per hour) can be spotted in Long Beach, Calif.; Houston, Texas (about $13.02), Atlanta, Ga. ($12.30), and Dallas, Texas (around $11.08) are the next top-paying cities. Mebane, N.C. is near the bottom for pay at approximately $7.46. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average GameStop Corp. employee makes $12.86 per hour.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $11.52 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (65 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $11.18 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Certified ServSafe Food Handlers receive bigger paychecks (approximately $10.74 per hour) than those without credentials. GameStop Corp. compensates Bachelor's Degree-holders the most at $10.64 per hour.
When it comes to skills, Team Leadership seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $11.91 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Customer Service; a solid majority consider it a key competency. Retail, Sales, and People Management round out the set of key employee skills.
Benefits and Perks
Paid time off is in short supply here, with only half of employees receiving paid vacation and 42 percent receiving paid sick days. A 401(k) program is available, and slightly less than a third of workers use it to save for retirement. Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of workers and dental coverage for a little more than half of workers. Perks also include a casual working environment, flexible hours, tuition reimbursement, and company store discount.